ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2014) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) today announced the appointment of John H. Hall, Ph.D., as associate vice president of Research, Sponsored Programs and Community Outreach at CAU. Hall, who began his service in October, reports to Vice President of Research, Sponsored Programs and Community Outreach James Perkins, Ph.D., and will play a crucial role in forwarding the University’s research enterprise.
“Clark Atlanta University has tremendous potential in both the research and educational arenas and it is a privilege to serve the University in this capacity,” Hall said.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Harvard-trained scientist, educator and researcher John Hall join our ranks,” Perkins said. “His vast acumen transcends the laboratory. He has proven his ability to structure, accelerate and advance the course of innovation and discovery from within some of America’s most important research organizations.”
Hall, whose own research interests include theoretical studies of chemical bonding and experimental and theoretical studies of stratospheric ozone chemistry, previously served as Bruce Raneur Professor of Natural Sciences and chair of chemistry at Morehouse College. He has also served as associate vice president for Research and executive director of The Ohio State University Research Foundation, and as principle research scientist in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He also brings to his new post at Clark Atlanta University considerable federal government experience, having served as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Environmental Program to Stimulate Cooperative Research (EPSCoR). As one of several program managers, he was responsible for the review and administration of grants for the development of educational and research infrastructure capability, the establishment of cyberinfrastructure, and the establishment of proper cyberinfrastructure connectivity.
Hall earned the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Morehouse College, and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Harvard University, where he was a student of Nobel Laureate William N. Lipscomb. Hall previously served as adjunct professor of chemistry at Rice University, and his honors include service as a visiting professor of computer science at Rice University, visiting professor of chemistry at the University of Utah, and a Danforth Fellowship. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.Category: University Media
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